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Warts and all Airbnb Review – What You Need to Know

Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service that connects people who want to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodation. Therefore, Airbnb users are both hosts and travelers. Hosts list their unused spaces and travelers search for and book accommodations. It is as simple as that. Airbnb does not own any lodging – they are rather a middleman because they receive percentage service fees from travelers and hosts in conjunction with every booking. Airbnb offers its services in 191 countries with over 3,000,000 lodging listings in 65,000 cities. Airbnb has become an alternative…

6 Back-to-School Savings Tips for Procrastinating Parents

If you’ve been putting off back-to-school shopping, you’re not alone. According to a recent study released by the National Retail Federation, nearly half of families with school-aged kids have yet to purchase classroom essentials. As consumers, we’ve become accustomed to lengthy promotional periods and procrastinating may help you save more in the long run. However, you don’t want to be stressed and make poor purchasing decisions to ensure your kids are prepared on their first day. Follow these tips for getting the most value out of late-season back…

Vita Cost

There are so many fantastic deals on the Vita Cost site I don’t know where to begin. Vitamins, shampoos, organic foods, protein powders, herbs, and homeopathy are just a few of the items covered. Let’s start with organic products – 22 ounces of  Raw Honey for $6.99, organic peppermint tea for $2.68, 16 ounces of Arrowhead Mills organic flax seed for $2.70! Moving right along to shampoos- 11 ounces of Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo for $4.19, 32 ounces of Avalon Nourishing Lavender Shampoo for $10.67,  18 ounces Nature’s…

Black Friday Shopping & Safety Tips

Today’s guest post is by Gabrielle Greene who co-blogs on TipsOnHowToSaveMoney. Her friends often refer to her as “Gaby Gabs A lot,” especially if it has anything to do with freebies and saving money! Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and Black Friday shopping is right on its heels. And, this year, the deals are starting even earlier with some retail stores opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. There are two types of people those that love Black Friday and those that hate it! If you fall into the group that loves it and is counting down…

New Hyundai

When The Frugal Diva bought the red Geo Prism, it never occurred to me that it would be in my possession for  20 years. Let’s get this straight, I don’t drive a lot (actually it came down to about 5,ooo miles a year) since work has always been close to home or at home, so my attitude toward cars is the easier and cheaper, the better. This translates into my car buying strategy. I’m always looking for a brand that is trying to win it’s way into the American market by…

Deals and Coupons At Sprouts

If a health food store and big box store had a child it would be called Sprouts.  This is a full service market that combines a fabulous produce department (about 40% of the store) with a natural food store’s selection of everything else at great prices.  What does that mean to the average shopper?  If your shopping list includes fresh produce,  organic cereal, whole wheat baguettes, eco friendly cleaning products, grass fed beef, and a teaspoon of rosemary this is the place for you.  With their low shelving, you can find everything you need quickly plus there are…

Deals On Meals

Eating at restaurants is inherently expensive however there are ways to whittle down the costs.  Restaurants.com is a big help in this area. They offer discounts in the form of prepurchased gift certificates. Now the most important part is to make sure this includes restaurants that you frequent or would like to try.  Read the restrictions which sometimes include minimum purchase prices and other fine print. One of the best ways to use this site is for special occasions. You know you are going out for a birthday, anniversary, or to impress your new in-laws. Purchase a $50…